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El Chico

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mexican, Southwestern

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mexican, Southwestern
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We family thought to have a change to our taste buds and this time we chose El Chico and it did not disappointed at all, it was really superb, hope you all love it for sure... you can definitely go and have a try

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShaliMuhammed
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Try brisket tacos. Also try the guacamole ith real avocados. The guacamole is very fresh and tasteful. The ambiance of the restaurant is very clean and the decor is very appropriate. All the staff is very friendly specially Miguel, Mario, Bical and Angela who took...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were craving for some while, for authentic Mexican food and we found the right place to be. Restaurant looks nice with different Mexican details around, so you can be the right mood. Staff is very kind while welcoming you at your table and serve...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LuanaVasiliu
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We decided to try the brisket - got the slider and the taco The brisket was not fresh at all. This is the second time to visit this restaurant and we will not go there any more.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank FoodyTop10
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

El Chico is a Mexican restaurant located in Trade Center in Abu Dhabi. The restaurant offers Mexican cuisine which I would say it was fine. What the place lacked was the Mexican costume for the staff! However, the staff was excellent and prompt. The order...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Falcon69
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you have been to El Chico in the US, you know that while it isn't the best, it is at least consistent, and the tamales and enchiladas are actually decent. Sadly, no tamales here. Only 2 non standard types of enchiladas which are included...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Katie B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This branch of ElChico does the best Tex Mex food in Abu Dhabi. The food is fresh (just try the guacamole dip which is made at the table), the portions are large and the prices are good. The service is also fast and the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank alexgmalouf
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We decided to give it a try The first minute you step in the resturant, they want to sell you the gowakamoli plate which cost you AED 49 and it has onion so I replied that we will pick from the menu The place has...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank FoodyTop10
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great great staff and nice atmosphere. They delivered all needed to make our day special. They are a must try restaurant Both magwyell and joy were amazing and so helpful they gave us great recommendations for the fajhita and the burritos which turned...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank nancyosama
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Shopping in WTC Mall, my girlfriend and I opted for lunch at El Chico. They had an extensive menu and ample choices for those wanting to watch their calories and for people wanting to avoid wheat options. They served a complimentary salsa and warm corn...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank petra3continents
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